Google Chrome Browser Turns Two

Search engine giant Google marked the second anniversary of Chrome by releasing the sixth version of the popular web browser.

According to Google, the Chrome version 6.0.472.53 is significantly faster than previous versions and patches 14 security flaws that were reported by security researchers under Google's vulnerability hunting program.

The company has reportedly paid $4,337 in cash rewards to developers who were responsible for discovering some of the 14 security flaws patched by Google, including six critical ones.

Google said that the new Chrome is a lot more stable and streamlined than its predecessors and is three times faster than the first beta version of the Chrome web browser.

Brian Rakowski, Chrome Product Manager, wrote on the Google Chrome Blog that “In August 2008, JavaScript was 10 times slower, HTML5 support wasn’t yet an essential feature in modern browsers, and the idea of a sandboxed, multi-process browser was only a research project.”

Google latest browser though is Chrome 7.0.513.0, otherwise known as the Canary Build, an alpha version only for testers and developers who don't mind random crashing browsers.

You can download the latest version of Chrome here.